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AOD   m   Biblical Greek
Form of EHUD used in the Greek Old Testament.
AODH   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
From the old Irish name Áed, which meant "fire". This was a very popular name in early Ireland, being borne by numerous figures in Irish mythology and several high kings. It has been traditionally Anglicized as Hugh.
AODHAGÁN   m   Irish, Scottish
Diminutive of AODH.
AODHÁN   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
From the old Irish name Áedán, a diminutive of Áed (see AODH). This was the name of an Irish monk and saint of the 7th century. It was also borne by several characters in Irish mythology.
AOEDE   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
Latinized form of AOIDE.
AOI   f & m   Japanese
From Japanese (aoi) meaning "hollyhock, althea" or an adjectival form of (ao) meaning "green, blue". Other kanji with the same reading can form this name as well.
AOIBHE   f   Irish
Variant of AOIFE.
AOIBHEANN   f   Irish
Means "beautiful sheen" in Irish Gaelic. This was the name of the mother of Saint Enda. It was also borne by Irish royalty.
AOIBHÍN   f   Irish
Variant of AOIBHEANN.
AOIDE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "song" in Greek. In Greek mythology she was one of the original three muses, the muse of song.
AOIFE   f   Irish, Irish Mythology
Means "beauty" from the Gaelic word aoibh. In Irish legend Aoife was a warrior princess. In war against her sister Scathach, she was defeated in single combat by the hero Cúchulainn. Eventually she was reconciled with her sister and became the lover of Cúchulainn. This name is sometimes used as a Gaelic form of EVE or EVA.
AONGHAS   m   Scottish
Scottish variant of AONGHUS.
AONGHUS   m   Irish, Scottish, Irish Mythology
Possibly meaning "one strength" derived from Irish óen "one" and gus "force, strength, energy". Aonghus (sometimes surnamed Mac Og meaning "young son") was the Irish god of love and youth. The name was also borne by an 8th-century Pictish king and several Irish kings.
APARAJITA   f   Bengali, Indian, Hindi
Means "unconquered" in Sanskrit.
APARNA   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Bengali
Means "leafless, not having eaten leaves" in Sanskrit. This is another name of the Hindu goddess Parvati.
APHRA   f   Various
Meaning uncertain; possibly a variant of AFRA (1), or possibly a variant of Aphrah, a biblical place name meaning "dust". This name was born by the English writer Aphra Behn (1640-1689).
APHRODISIA   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of APHRODISIOS.
APHRODISIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess APHRODITE.
APHRODITE   f   Greek Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Phoenician origin. Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love, equal to the Roman goddess Venus. She was the wife of Hephaestus and the mother of Eros, and she was often associated with the myrtle tree and doves. The Greeks connected her name with αφρος (aphros) "foam", resulting in the story that she was born from the foam of the sea.
APIKALIA   f   Hawaiian
Hawaiian form of ABIGAIL.
APOLENA   f   Czech, Slovak
Czech and Slovak form of APOLLONIA.
APOLINAR   m   Spanish
Spanish form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLINARY   m   Polish
Polish form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLLINAIRE   m   French (Rare)
French form of APOLLINARIS. It was adopted as a surname by the Polish-French poet Guillaume Apollinaire (1880-1918), who based it on his Polish middle name Apolinary.
APOLLINARIS   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek name derived from the name of the god APOLLO. This was the name of several early saints and martyrs, including a bishop of Ravenna and a bishop of Hierapolis.
APOLLINARIYA   f   Russian
Russian feminine form of APOLLINARIS.
APOLLINE   f   French
French form of APOLLONIA.
APOLLO   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Απολλων (Apollon), which is of unknown meaning, though perhaps related to Indo-European *apelo "strength". Another theory states that Apollo can be equated with Appaliunas, an Anatolian god whose name possibly means "father lion" or "father light". The Greeks later associated Apollo's name with the Greek verb απολλυμι (apollymi) meaning "to destroy". In Greek mythology Apollo was the son of Zeus and Leto and the twin of Artemis. He was the god of prophecy, medicine, music, art, law, beauty, and wisdom. Later he also became the god of the sun and light.
APOLLODOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Apollo" from the name of the god APOLLO combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift".
APOLLON   m   Greek Mythology
Original Greek form of APOLLO.
APOLLONIA   f   Ancient Greek, Italian
Feminine form of APOLLONIOS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr from Alexandria.
APOLLONIOS   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek personal name which was derived from the name of the Greek god APOLLO. It was borne by a Greek poet of the 3rd century BC. Several saints have also had this name.
APOLÓNIA   f   Portuguese
Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLÔNIA   f   Portuguese (Brazilian)
Brazilian Portuguese form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIA   f   Spanish, Polish
Spanish and Polish form of APOLLONIA.
APOLONIJA   f   Slovene
Slovene form of APOLLONIA.
APOORVA   m & f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of APURVA.
APOSTOL   m   Bulgarian, Macedonian
Bulgarian and Macedonian form of APOSTOLOS.
APOSTOLIS   m   Greek
Variant of APOSTOLOS.
APOSTOLOS   m   Greek
Means "messenger, apostle" in Greek.
APPHIA   f   Biblical
Greek form of a Hebrew name which possibly meant "increasing". This is a name mentioned in Paul's epistle to Philemon in the New Testament.
APPIUS   m   Ancient Roman
This was a Roman praenomen, or given name, used predominantly by the Claudia family. Its etymology is unknown. A famous bearer of this name was Appius Claudius Caecus, a Roman statesman of the 3rd century BC. He was responsible for the Aqua Appia (the first Roman aqueduct) and the Appian Way (a road between Rome and Capua), both of which were named for him.
APRIL   f   English
From the name of the month, probably originally derived from Latin aperire "to open", referring to the opening of flowers. It has only been commonly used as a given name since the 1940s.
APURVA   m & f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Means "unpreceded, new" in Sanskrit. This is a transcription of both the masculine form अपूर्व and the feminine form अपूर्वा.
APUTSIAQ   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "snowflake" in Greenlandic.
AQIL   m   Arabic
Means "intelligent, wise" in Arabic.
AQILA   f   Arabic
Feminine form of AQIL.
AQISSIAQ   m   Native American, Greenlandic
Means "ptarmigan" in Greenlandic (a ptarmigan is a type of bird which lives in cold regions).
AQUILA   m & f   Biblical, Ancient Roman
From a Roman cognomen which meant "eagle" in Latin. In Acts in the New Testament Paul lives with Aquila and his wife Priscilla (or Prisca) for a time.
AQUILINA   f   Ancient Roman
Feminine form of AQUILINUS. This was the name of a 3rd-century saint from Byblos.
AQUILINUS   m   Ancient Roman
Roman cognomen which was a derivative of AQUILA.
ARA   m   Armenian, Armenian Mythology
Meaning unknown, possibly of Sumerian origin. In Armenian legend this was the name of an Armenian king who was so handsome that the Assyrian queen Semiramis went to war to capture him. During the war Ara was slain.
ARABELLA   f   English
Medieval Scottish name, probably a variant of ANNABEL. It has long been associated with Latin orabilis meaning "invokable".
ARABINDA   m   Bengali, Indian, Odia
Bengali and Odia variant of ARAVIND.
ARACELI   f   Spanish
Means "altar of the sky" from Latin ara "altar" and coeli "sky". This is an epithet of the Virgin Mary in her role as the patron saint of Lucena, Spain.
ARACELIS   f   Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARACELY   f   Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARACHNE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "spider" in Greek. In Greek myth Arachne was a mortal woman who defeated Athena in a weaving contest. After this Arachne hanged herself, but Athena brought her back to life in the form of a spider.
ARADHANA   f   Indian, Hindi
Means "worship" in Sanskrit.
ARAGORN   m   Literature
Meaning unexplained, though the first element is presumably Sindarin ara "noble, kingly". This is the name of a character in 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien. In the book Aragorn is the heir of the Dúnedain kings of the north.
ARAM (1)   m   Kurdish
Means "calm" in Kurdish.
ARAM (2)   m   Armenian
Means "excellence" in Armenian.
ARAMAZD   m   Armenian Mythology
From a combination of the mythological figures ARA and AHURA MAZDA. This was the name of the supreme creator god in pre-Christian Armenian mythology.
ARAMINTA   f   English (Rare)
Meaning unknown. This name was (first?) used by William Congreve in his comedy 'The Old Bachelor' (1693) and later by Sir John Vanbrugh in his comedy 'The Confederacy' (1705). This was the real name of abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913), who was born Araminta Ross.
ARAMIS   m   Literature
The surname of one of the musketeers in 'The Three Musketeers' (1844) by Alexandre Dumas. Dumas based the character on Henri d'Aramitz, whose surname was derived from the French village of Aramits.
ARAN (1)   f & m   Irish
From the name of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland.
ARAN (2)   m   Biblical, Biblical Hebrew
Means "wild goat" in Hebrew. This is the name of a son of Dishan in the Old Testament.
ARANKA   f   Hungarian
Derived from Hungarian arany meaning "gold". It is used as a vernacular form of AURÉLIA.
ARANTXA   f   Basque
Diminutive of ARANTZAZU.
ARANTZAZU   f   Basque
From the name of a place near the Spanish town of Oñati where there is a sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its name is derived from Basque arantza "thornbush".
ARARAT   m   Armenian
From the name of a mountain in eastern Turkey (formerly part of Armenia), the place where Noah's Ark came to rest according to the Old Testament.
ARAS   m   Lithuanian
Means "eagle" in Lithuanian.
ARASH   m   Persian, Persian Mythology
Possibly means either "truthfulness" or "bright" in Persian. In Persian legend Arash was a Persian archer who was ordered by the Turans to shoot an arrow, the landing place of which would determine the new location of the Persian-Turan border. Arash climbed a mountain and fired his arrow with such strength that it flew for several hours and landed on the banks of the far-away Oxus River.
ARASTOO   m   Persian
Persian form of ARISTOTLE.
ARATA   m   Japanese
From Japanese (arata) meaning "fresh, new". Other kanji or kanji combinations can also form this name.
ARATI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARAVIND   m   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, Tamil
Means "lotus" in Sanskrit.
ARAVINDA   m   Indian, Kannada
Variant transcription of ARAVIND.
ARAWN   m   Welsh Mythology
Meaning unknown. This was the name of the god of the underworld, called Annwfn, in Welsh mythology.
ARAX   f   Armenian
From the name of a river (also called the Aras) which flows through Armenia.
ARCADIA   f   Various
Feminine form of ARCADIUS. This is the name of a region on the Greek Peloponnese, long idealized for its natural beauty.
ARCADIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARKADIOS.
ARCANGELO   m   Italian
Means "archangel" in Italian.
ARCELIA   f   Spanish
Variant of ARACELI.
ARCHANA   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil
Means "honouring, praising" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a Hindu ritual.
ARCHELAUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Biblical Latin, Biblical
Latinized form of the Greek name Αρχελαος (Archelaos), which meant "master of the people" from αρχος (archos) "master" and λαος (laos) "people". This was the name of a son of Herod the Great. He ruled over Judea, Samaria and Idumea.
ARCHEMBALD   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic variant of ERCANBALD.
ARCHER   m   English
From an English surname meaning "bowman, archer", of Old French origin.
ARCHIBALD   m   Scottish, English
Derived from the Germanic elements ercan "genuine" and bald "bold". The first element was altered due to the influence of Greek names beginning with the element αρχος (archos) meaning "master". The Normans brought this name to England. It first became common in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
ARCHIE   m   Scottish, English
Diminutive of ARCHIBALD. This name is borne by Archie Andrews, an American comic-book character created in 1941.
ARCHIL   m   Georgian
Meaning unknown, of Persian origin.
ARCHIMEDES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) "master" and μηδομαι (medomai) "to think, to plan". This was the name of a 3rd-century BC Greek mathematician, astronomer and inventor.
ARCHIPPOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "master of horses" from the Greek elements αρχος (archos) "master" and ‘ιππος (hippos) "horse".
ARDA   m   Turkish
Possibly means "marker, stake" in Turkish.
ARDAL   m   Irish
Anglicized form of ARDGHAL.
ARDASHIR   m   Persian
From the Middle Persian form of Artakhshathra (see ARTAXERXES). This was the name of a 3rd-century king of Persia who defeated the Parthians and founded the Sassanid Empire. He also established Zoroastrianism as the state religion.
ARDEN   m & f   English
From an English surname, originally taken from various place names, which were derived from a Celtic word meaning "high".
ARDESHIR   m   Persian
Modern transcription of ARDASHIR.
ARDGHAL   m   Irish
Means "high valour", derived from the Irish elements ard "high" and gal "valour".
ARDITO   m   Italian
Derived from medieval Italian ardito "bold".
ARDUINO   m   Italian
Italian form of HARTWIN.
AREF   m   Persian
Persian form of ARIF.
ARELI   m   Biblical
Means "lion of God, hero" in Hebrew. This was the name of a son of Gad in the Old Testament.
AREND   m   Dutch, German
Dutch and German variant of ARNOLD. This is also the Dutch word for "eagle".
ARES   m   Greek Mythology
Perhaps from either Greek αρη (are) "bane, ruin" or αρσην (arsen) "male". Ares was the blood-thirsty god of war in Greek mythology, a son of Zeus and Hera.
ARETAS   m   Biblical
Greek form of an Aramaic name, of unknown meaning. This was the name of four Nabataean kings of Petra in Jordan, including the first king (2nd century BC). King Aretas IV is mentioned briefly in the New Testament.
ARETHA   f   English
Possibly derived from Greek αρετη (arete) meaning "virtue". This name was popularized in the 1960s by American singer Aretha Franklin (1942-).
ARETHOUSA   f   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ARETHUSA.
ARETHUSA   f   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From Greek Αρεθουσα (Arethousa), which is possibly derived from αρδω (ardo) "water" and θοος (thoos) "quick, nimble". This was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology who was transformed into a fountain.
AREVIG   f   Armenian
Variant transcription of AREVIK.
AREVIK   f   Armenian
Means "like the sun" in Armenian.
AREZOO   f   Persian
Means "desire" in Persian.
AREZOU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of AREZOO.
AREZU   f   Persian
Variant transcription of AREZOO.
ARGI   m   Basque
Means "light" in Basque.
ARGIDER   m   Basque
Derived from Basque argi "light" and eder "beautiful".
ARGIÑE   f   Basque
Feminine form of ARGI.
ARGUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek Αργος (Argos), derived from αργος (argos) meaning "glistening, shining". In Greek myth this name belonged to both the man who built the Argo and a man with a hundred eyes.
ARGYRIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARGYROS.
ARGYROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "silver" in Greek.
ARI (1)   m   Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew.
ARI (2)   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish
Old Norse byname meaning "eagle".
ARI (3)   m   Armenian
Means "brave" in Armenian.
ARIA   f   English
Means "song" or "melody" in Italian (literally means "air"). An aria is an elaborate vocal solo, the type usually performed in operas. As an English name, it has only been in use since the 20th century. It is not common in Italy.
ARIADNA   f   Spanish, Catalan, Russian, Polish
Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Polish form of ARIADNE.
ARIADNE   f   Greek Mythology
Means "most holy", composed of the Cretan Greek elements αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she married the god Dionysus.
ARIANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANNA.
ARIANE   f   French, German, Dutch
French form of ARIADNE.
ARIANNA   f   Italian
Italian form of ARIADNE.
ARIANNE   f   French
Variant of ARIANE.
ARIANRHOD   f   Welsh, Welsh Mythology
Possibly means "silver wheel" or "round wheel" in Welsh. In Welsh myth Arianrhod was the mother of the brothers Dylan and Lleu Llaw Gyffes. In earlier myths she was a goddess of the moon.
ARIC   m   English
Variant of ERIC.
ARIDAI   m   Biblical
Meaning unknown, possibly of Persian origin. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the ten sons of Haman killed by the Jews.
ARIE (1)   m   Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARIE (2)   m   Hebrew
Variant transcription of ARIEH.
ARIEH   m   Biblical, Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew
Means "lion" in Hebrew. This was the name of an officer of king Pekahiah in the Old Testament.
'ARI'EL   m   Biblical Hebrew
Hebrew form of ARIEL.
ARIEL   m & f   Hebrew, English, French, Biblical, Biblical Greek
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Walt Disney film 'The Little Mermaid' (1989).
ARIELLA   f   English (Rare)
Strictly feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIELLE   f   French
French feminine form of ARIEL.
ARIENNE   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ARIANE.
ARIES   m   Roman Mythology
Means "ram" in Latin. This is the name of a constellation and the first sign of the zodiac. Some Roman legends state that the ram in the constellation was the one who supplied the Golden Fleece sought by Jason.
ARİF   m   Turkish, Azerbaijani
Turkish and Azerbaijani form of ARIF.
ARIF   m   Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali
Means "learned, knowing, expert" in Arabic.
ARIHEL   m   Biblical Latin
Latin form of ARIEL.
ARIJ   f   Arabic
Means "fragrance" in Arabic.
ARIJANA   f   Croatian
Croatian form of ARIANNA.
ARIJIT   m   Bengali
Means "conquering enemies" in Sanskrit.
ARIK   m   Hebrew
Diminutive of ARIEL.
ARIN   f   English (Rare)
Variant of ERIN.
ARINA   f   Russian
Russian variant of IRINA.
ARIS (1)   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARES.
ARIS (2)   m   Dutch
Diminutive of ADRIAAN.
ARISHA   f   Russian
Diminutive of ARINA.
ARISTA   f   Astronomy
Means "ear of corn" in Latin. This is the name of a star, also known as Spica, in the constellation Virgo.
ARISTAEUS   m   Greek Mythology (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταιος (Aristaios), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best". This was the name of a minor Greek god of agriculture, hunting and cattle. He was the son of Apollo and the mortal Cyrene.
ARISTAIOS   m   Greek Mythology
Greek form of ARISTAEUS.
ARISTARCHOS   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTARCHUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
From the Greek name Αρισταρχος (Aristarchos), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and αρχος (archos) "master". This name was borne by Aristarchus of Samos, a 3rd-century BC Greek astronomer and mathematician.
ARISTARKH   m   Russian
Russian form of ARISTARCHUS.
ARISTEIDES   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTEIDIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTIDE   m   French, Italian
French and Italian form of ARISTIDES.
ARISTIDES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized), Spanish, Portuguese
From the Greek name Αριστειδης (Aristeides), derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and the patronymic suffix ιδης (ides). This name was borne by the 5th-century BC Athenian statesman Aristides the Just, who was renowned for his integrity. It was also the name of a 2nd-century saint.
ARISTOCLES   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of the Greek name Αριστοκλης (Aristokles) which meant "the best glory", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and κλεος (kleos) "glory". This was the real name of the philosopher Plato.
ARISTODEMOS   m   Ancient Greek, Greek Mythology
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and δημος (demos) "the people". This was the name of a descendant of Herakles in Greek legend.
ARISTOKLES   m   Ancient Greek
Greek form of ARISTOCLES.
ARISTOMACHE   f   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and μαχη (mache) "battle".
ARISTON   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from Greek αριστος (aristos) meaning "the best".
ARISTOPHANES   m   Ancient Greek
Derived from the Greek elements αριστος (aristos) "best" and φανης (phanes) "appearing". This was the name of a 5th-century BC Athenian playwright.
ARISTOTELES   m   Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTELIS   m   Greek
Modern Greek form of ARISTOTLE.
ARISTOTLE   m   Ancient Greek (Anglicized)
From the Greek name Αριστοτελης (Aristoteles) which meant "the best purpose", derived from αριστος (aristos) "best" and τελος (telos) "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.
ARISZTID   m   Hungarian (Rare)
Hungarian form of ARISTIDES.
ARITRA   m   Bengali
From Sanskrit अरित्र (aritra) meaning "propelling, an oar".
ARJA   f   Finnish
Variant of IRJA. The Finnish poet Eino Leino used it in his poem 'Arja and Selinä' (1916), though belonging to a male character.
ARJAN   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ADRIAN.
ARJUNA   m   Hinduism
Means "white, clear" in Sanskrit. This is the name of a hero in Hindu texts, the son of the god Indra and the princess Kunti.
ARKADI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of ARKADIY.
ARKADIOS   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name meaning "of Arcadia". Arcadia was a region in Greece, its name deriving from αρκτος (arktos) "bear". This was the name of a 3rd-century saint and martyr.
ARKADIUSZ   m   Polish
Polish form of ARKADIOS.
ARKADIY   m   Russian
Russian form of ARKADIOS. This is the name of one of the main characters in Ivan Turgenev's 'Fathers and Sons' (1862).
ARKADY   m   Russian
Variant transcription of ARKADIY.
ARKAITZ   m   Basque
Means "rock" in Basque.
ARKE   m   Frisian
Originally a short form of Germanic names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARKHIP   m   Russian (Rare)
Russian form of ARCHIPPOS.
ARLEEN   f   English
Variant of ARLINE.
ARLEN   m   English
Meaning unknown, possibly from a surname.
ARLENE   f   English
Variant of ARLINE.
ARLETTE   f   French
French form of HERLEVA.
ARLIE   f & m   English
From a surname which was derived from a place name meaning "eagle wood" in Old English. This name can also be a diminutive of ARLENE.
ARLINE   f   English
Meaning unknown, possibly invented by Michael William Balfe for the main character in his opera 'The Bohemian Girl' (1843).
ARLO   m   English
Meaning uncertain. It was perhaps inspired by the fictional place name Arlo Hill from the poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590) by Edmund Spenser. Spenser probably got Arlo by altering the real Irish place name Aherlow, which is Gaelic meaning "between two highlands".
ARLOTTO   m   Medieval Italian
Medieval Italian name, recorded in Latin as Arlotus. It is possibly from Old French herlot meaning "vagabond, tramp".
ARMAN   m   Kazakh
Means "dream" in Kazakh, of Persian origin.
ARMAND   m   French
French form of HERMAN.
ARMANDO   m   Spanish, Italian, Portuguese
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese form of HERMAN.
ÁRMANN   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of HERMAN.
ARMAS   m   Finnish
Means "beloved" in Finnish (an archaic poetic word).
ARMAZI   m   Georgian Mythology
Possibly related to the name of the Armenian god ARAMAZD or the Zoroastrian god AHURA MAZDA. In pre-Christian Georgian mythology Armazi was the supreme god.
ARMEL   m   French
From the old Welsh name Arthfael, which was composed of the elements arth "bear" and mael "prince". This was the name of a 6th-century Welsh saint who founded abbeys in Brittany.
ARMELLE   f   French
Feminine form of ARMEL.
ARMEN   m   Armenian
Derived from the name of the country Armenia.
ARMIDA   f   Italian, Spanish
Probably created by the 16th-century Italian poet Torquato Tasso for his epic poem 'Jerusalem Delivered' (1580). In the poem Armida is a beautiful enchantress who bewitches many of the crusaders.
ARMIDE   f   Literature
French form of ARMIDA. This is the name of operas by Jean-Baptiste Lully (in 1686) and Christoph Willibald Gluck (in 1777), both of which were based on 'Jerusalem Delivered' by Torquato Tasso.
ARMIN   m   German
Modern form of ARMINIUS.
ARMINIUS   m   Ancient Germanic (Latinized)
Latinized form of a Germanic name which was probably derived from the element ermen meaning "whole, universal". Other theories claim that it is related to HERMAN. Arminius was a 1st-century ruler of the Cherusci who led a rebellion against the Roman Empire.
ARMO   m   Finnish (Rare)
Means "grace, mercy" in Finnish.
ARN   m   English
Short form of ARNOLD.
ARNALDO   m   Italian
Italian form of ARNOLD.
ARNAU   m   Catalan
Catalan form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUD   m   French
French form of ARNOLD.
ARNAUDE   f   French (Rare)
French feminine form of ARNOLD.
ARNBJÖRG   f   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse name derived from the elements arn meaning "eagle" and björg meaning "help, save, rescue".
ARNBJØRG   f   Norwegian (Rare)
Norwegian form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNBORG   f   Swedish (Rare)
Swedish form of ARNBJÖRG.
ARNDT   m   German
German short form of ARNOLD.
ARNE (1)   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
Originally an Old Norse short form of names beginning with the element arn meaning "eagle".
ARNE (2)   m   German
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNFINN   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of Arnfinnr, which was derived from the elements arn "eagle" and Finnr "Sámi, person from Finland".
ARNFINNR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARNFINN.
ARNFRIED   m   German (Rare)
From a Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and frid "peace".
ÁRNI   m   Ancient Scandinavian, Icelandic
Old Norse and Icelandic form of ARNE (1).
ARNIE   m   English
Diminutive of ARNOLD.
ARNIFRID   m   Ancient Germanic
Old Germanic form of ARNFRIED.
ARNO   m   Dutch, German
Short form of ARNOUD or ARNOLD.
ARNOLD   m   English, German, Ancient Germanic
From a Germanic name meaning "eagle power", derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wald "power". The Normans brought it to England, where it replaced the Old English cognate Earnweald. It died out as an English name after the Middle Ages, but it was revived in the 19th century.... [more]
ARNOLFO   m   Italian
Italian form of ARNULF.
ARNÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic variant form of ANDOR (1).
ARNOUD   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNOUT   m   Dutch
Dutch form of ARNOLD.
ARNT   m   Norwegian
Norwegian form of AREND.
ARNÞÓR   m   Icelandic
Icelandic form of ANDOR (1).
ARNÞÓRR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ANDOR (1).
ARNULF   m   German, Ancient Germanic
Germanic name derived from the elements arn "eagle" and wulf "wolf".
ARNVIÐR   m   Ancient Scandinavian
Old Norse form of ARVID.
AROHA   f   Maori
Means "love" in Maori.
AROLDO   m   Italian
Italian form of HAROLD.
ÁRON   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of AARON.
ARON   m   Polish, Croatian, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic
Polish, Croatian and Scandinavian form of AARON.
ÁRPÁD   m   Hungarian
From Hungarian árpa meaning "barley". This was the name of a 9th-century Magyar ruler who led his people into Hungary. He is considered a Hungarian national hero.
ARRAN   m   Scottish
From the name of an island off the west coast of Scotland in the Firth of Clyde.
ARRATS   m   Basque
Means "afternoon, dusk" in Basque.
ARRIGO   m   Italian
Italian form of HENRY.
ARRON   m   English
Variant of AARON.
ARSEN   m   Armenian
Armenian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSÈNE   m   French
French form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENI   m   Russian
Variant transcription of ARSENIY.
ARSENIO   m   Spanish, Portuguese, Italian
Spanish, Portuguese and Italian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIOS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "virile" in Greek. Saint Arsenius was a 5th-century deacon who was tutor to the two sons of Roman emperor Theodosius. The two sons, Arcadius and Honorius, divided the empire into eastern and western halves upon their father's death.
ARSENIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARSENIOS.
ARSENIY   m   Russian
Russian form of ARSENIOS.
ARSLAN   m   Turkish, Turkmen
Turkish variant and Turkmen form of ASLAN.
ART   m   English
Short form of ARTHUR.
ARTAIR   m   Scottish
Scottish form of ARTHUR.
ARTAKHSHATHRA   m   Ancient Persian
Old Persian form of ARTAXERXES.
ARTAXERXES   m   Ancient Persian (Hellenized), History, Biblical
Greek form of the Persian name Artakhshathra meaning "righteous ruler". This was the name of several Achaemenid Persian rulers. It was also borne by the founder of the Sassanid Empire, usually known by the Middle Persian form Ardashir.
ARTEM   m   Ukrainian, Belarusian, Russian
Ukrainian and Belarusian form of ARTEMIOS. It is also a variant transcription of Russian ARTYOM.
ARTEMIDOROS   m   Ancient Greek
Means "gift of Artemis" from the name of the goddess ARTEMIS combined with Greek δωρον (doron) "gift". This was the name of a Greek author of the 2nd century who wrote about the interpretation of dreams.
ARTEMIO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMIOS   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS. This was the name of a 4th-century general in the Roman army who is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church.
ARTEMIS   f   Greek Mythology, Greek
Meaning unknown, possibly related either to Greek αρτεμης (artemes) "safe" or αρταμος (artamos) "a butcher". Artemis was the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting, the twin of Apollo and the daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was known as Diana to the Romans.
ARTEMISIA   f   Ancient Greek
Feminine form of ARTEMISIOS. This was the name of the 4th-century BC builder of the Mausoleum, one of the seven wonders of the world. She built it in memory of her husband, the Carian prince Mausolus.
ARTEMISIOS   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTEMIUS   m   Ancient Greek (Latinized)
Latinized form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMIY   m   Russian
Russian variant form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTEMON   m   Ancient Greek
From an ancient Greek name which was derived from the name of the Greek goddess ARTEMIS.
ARTHFAEL   m   Ancient Celtic
Welsh form of ARMEL.
ARTHIT   m   Thai
Means "sun" in Thai, derived from the name of the Hindu god ADITYA.
ARTHUR   m   English, French, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Welsh Mythology, Arthurian Romance
The meaning of this name is unknown. It could be derived from the Celtic elements artos "bear" combined with viros "man" or rigos "king". Alternatively it could be related to an obscure Roman family name Artorius. Arthur is the name of the central character in Arthurian legend, a 6th-century king of the Britons who resisted Saxon invaders. He may or may not have been a real person. He first appears in Welsh poems and chronicles (some possibly as early as the 7th century) but his character was not developed until the chronicles of the 12th-century Geoffrey of Monmouth.... [more]
ARTI   f   Indian, Hindi, Marathi
Variant transcription of AARTI.
ARTJOMS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARTO   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTTU   m   Finnish
Finnish short form of ARTHUR.
ARTTURI   m   Finnish
Finnish form of ARTHUR.
ARTÚR   m   Hungarian
Hungarian form of ARTHUR.
ARTŪRAS   m   Lithuanian
Lithuanian form of ARTHUR.
ARTURO   m   Italian, Spanish
Italian and Spanish form of ARTHUR.
ARTŪRS   m   Latvian
Latvian form of ARTHUR.
ARTYOM   m   Russian
Russian form of ARTEMIOS.
ARUNA   m & f   Hinduism, Indian, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Hindi
Means "reddish brown" in Sanskrit. The Hindu god Aruna (अरुणा) is the charioteer who drives the sun god Surya across the sky. The feminine form अरुणा is transcribed the same way. The modern masculine form is Arun.
ARUNDHATI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
The name of a star (also called Alcor), which was named after a type of climbing plant, possibly meaning "not restrained" in Sanskrit. In Hindu belief it is the name of the sage Vasishtha's wife, who is identified with the star.
ARUSHI   f   Hinduism, Indian, Hindi
Means "hitting, killing" in Sanskrit. In Hindu mythology this is the name of a daughter of Manu.
ARUZHAN   f   Kazakh
Means "beautiful soul" in Kazakh.
ARVEL   m   English
Meaning unknown, possibly a variant of ARWEL.
ARVID   m   Swedish, Norwegian, Danish
From the Old Norse name Arnviðr, derived from the elements arn "eagle" and viðr "tree".
ARVO   m   Finnish
Means "value, worth" in Finnish.
ARWA   f   Arabic
Possibly means "mountain goats" in Arabic. This was the name of a 12th-century queen of Yemen.
ARWEL   m   Welsh
Old Welsh name of unknown meaning.
ARWEN   f   Literature
Means "noble maiden" in Sindarin. In 'The Lord of the Rings' (1954) by J. R. R. Tolkien, Arwen was the daughter of Elrond and the lover of Aragorn.
ARWYN   m   Welsh
From the Welsh intensifying prefix ar- and gwyn meaning "white, fair".
ARYA   m & f   Persian, Indian, Hindi, Malayalam
From an old Indo-Iranian root meaning "Aryan, noble". In India, this is a transcription of both the masculine form आर्य and the feminine form आर्या. In Iran it is only a masculine name.
ARYAN   m   Indian, Hindi
Variant of ARYA.
ARYANA   f   English (Modern)
Variant of ARIANA.
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